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Aug 8, 2016
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first harmonized European Directive on cosmetic products. In the meantime, a cosmetics advocacy group is on a mission to have any future regulation standardize the definition of natural and organic.
Aug 2, 2016
Even though these products are often promoted as cosmetics, they also may be unapproved new drugs under the law, says Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.
Jul 28, 2016
With all of the legislative buzz around banning microbeads, Greenpeace East Asia is publishing a list of who's still using the microparticles and who is not.
Jul 27, 2016 | Pascal Yvon, PharmD, MBA, IDEA TESTS Group
European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is the main regulatory framework for finished products when placed on the EU market. Safety for human health is paramount. The Cosmetics Regulation comprises key elements to consider and comply with when marketing cosmetic products in Europe.
Jul 8, 2016 | Robert Ross-Fichtner and Claire Robichaud, Focal Point Research, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
The appearance of “free-from” ingredient claims shocked the industry when they began appearing years ago. Now, as the public feeds into the growing amounts of adverse information about particular ingredients, the “free-from” claim carries more power than ever.
Jun 30, 2016
Canada has officially named microbeads a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act as a final order, which will allow the government to ban the plastic micro-particles used in personal care and beauty products.
Jun 23, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to implement a law that is an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Update includes comments from IFRANA's president and CEO.
Jun 10, 2016 | Karen Yarussi-King, Global Regulatory Associates, Inc., Clayton, North Carolina, USA
Following in the footsteps of skin care claims, hair care claims are growing bolder as manufacturers try to get an edge on their competition. But no matter how bold the claim, the need for scientific data to substantiate it remains.
May 26, 2016
A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although what is next now remains in question.
May 25, 2016
Following an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, the maker of Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream is permanently discontinuing express claims that the product relieves diaper rash in six hours.
May 22, 2016
This article reminds us that the FDA has issued a warning about claims which would imply certain cosmetics would be considered drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
May 17, 2016
As of June 14, 2016 all products containing MI/MCI preservatives intended for use by children should no longer be available for purchase, according to Health Canada. All other products may not be available after December 31, 2016.